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7/29/2014 1:03:59 PM
A federal grant that will help with upgrades to the village of Westfield's waste water treatment plant will be a major help to the area economy.  That's according to County Executive Vince Horrigan who says the county has been involved in the efforts to land the $2.1 million grant announced by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. [audio:vincecountyhasbeeninvolved.mp3]Horriga...read more
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2014-07-29 02:05
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says an audit of the Forestville School District has uncovered some concerns over transportation operations and the cafeteria's financial condition.  The comptroller's office contends that district officials have not identified opportunities to reduce student transportation cost.  And auditors were concerned about the cafeteria fund's financial condition, w...read more
2014-07-29 01:14
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host the 13th annual "New York Farm Day" today in Washington.  It will be held later this afternoon in the Russell Senate office Building.  Farm Day will include producers of wines, other craft beverages, farm-fresh products and seafood.  Five wineries from Chautauqua County are among taking part in the event. The local wineries including 21 Brix...read more
2014-07-29 01:06
A Rochester man who robbed six banks in the upstate area including one in the village of Falconer about two years ago will serve nearly 11 years in prison.  A federal judge sentenced 59-year-old Robert Stevenson in Buffalo yesterday to 132 months in prison and ordered him to pay over $16,000 in restitution.  Besides a robbery at the First Niagara Bank in Kenmore in June of 2012, Stevenso...read more
2014-07-29 08:27
A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of more than 400 packs of untaxed cigarettes and an illegal weapon.  Jamestown Police say they raided an upper apartment at 275 South Main Street as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of untaxed cigarettes.  Captain Bob Samuelson says 33 year-old James Chapman is a repeat offender and is facing ...read more
2014-07-29 08:21
A Pennsylvania woman is facing DWI related charges after a crash near the corner of Routes 39 and 20 in the town of Sheridan on Sunday.  State Police in Fredonia say 42-year-old Beth Cornell of Lake City was driving a pick truck that went through a stop sign at the intersection and went into a vineyard, damaging nearly 10 rows of grapes.  Cornell was taken into custody for DWI.  Whi...read more
2014-07-29 08:16
Fredonia Village Trustees have rejected a bonding resolution for the purchase of a $47,000 double drum vibrating roller.   The resolution picked up three votes, but needed the support of four trustees.  Mayor Steve Keefe says the current roller is in bad shape. [audio:keefesteveroller1.mp3]Keefe-Current roller is rough shape[/audio] Since one of the trustees was absent from the me...read more
2014-07-29 08:02
The two-U.S. Senators representing New York have announced that they were able to secure a $2.1 million federal grant for upgrades to the village of Westfield's wastewater treatment facility.  Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand says the funding will be allocated by the federal Economic Development Agency and will be used for renovations and upgrades to create and retain 146 jobs ...read more
2014-07-28 02:23
The jury hearing the Jason Wells murder trial has found Wells guilty, but not of murder.  After a second day of deliberations, the jury of six men and six women found Wells guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the brutal death of 81-year-old Ruth Fisk...not second degree murder as originally charged.  Chautauqua County D.A. David Foley says the jury believed that Wells had an extreme e...read more
2014-07-28 12:58
A fairly dry week help to draw a lot of people to the Chautauqua County Fair.  That's what the preliminary numbers show fair organizers.  County Fair spokesman Mike Ferguson says the final numbers are not in, but early indications appear the 2014 edition did well. [audio:fergusonpreliminaryfigureslookgood.mp3]Ferguson-Fair did well[/audio]Ferguson says motor sports did extremely well in...read more
2014-07-28 12:49
The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Watch that had been in effect since Sunday evening.  Much of the heavier rain has moved out of the area.  Downpours on Monday morning did force police authorities to close down Waldorff Road near the county fairgrounds in the city of Dunkirk.  ...read more
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